Webex Meetings VDI Release Notes

Audio and video for meetings requires significant bandwidth, and can cause a bottleneck going through the data center. Cisco Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software provides an enhanced experience in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. The VDI software consists of the Webex Meetings app on the hosted virtual desktops (HVD) and the plugin on the thin clients. The software routes audio and video streams between the thin client and Webex Meetings cloud, without going through the HVD in the datacenter.

Download

You can download the Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software from your company website.

To download the webexvdi.msi plugin package, go to https://<sitename>.webex.com/webappng/sites/<sitename>/dashboard/download and replace <sitename> with your company name.

Administrators

See the Administration Guide for more information about supported features, and how to deploy the Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software solution.

For information about VMware installation, please visit: https://docs.vmware.com/

For information about Citrix installation, please visit: https://support.citrix.com/

What's New in 41.7

Webex Events (New) for VDI Environment

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) now supports Webex Events (new) for Linux OS-based thin client.

Build Number

Release

Build Number

Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App Release 41.7

41.7.0.x

Cisco Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Plug-in Release 41.7

41.7.0.x

What's New in 41.6

Provide VMWare Support for ThinPro 7.1.x

Currently VMWare support is available only for Windows Thin Clients. With this update, VDI support will be available for Linux.

Build Number

Release

Build Number

Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App Release 41.6

41.6.0.x

Cisco Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Plug-in Release 41.6

41.6.0.x

What's New in 41.5

Support 10ZiG Zero Clients Thin Client

In this update, the Webex Meetings VDI plugin will support 10ZiG Zero Clients thin clients for the Citrix environment.

Build Number

Release

Build Number

Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App Release 41.5

41.5.2.15

Cisco Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Plug-in Release 41.5

41.5.2.15


The 40.x Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software isn’t compatible with Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Environments offered in 39.3.

Release Features

41.3

VDI App Plugin Checker

41.2

Support for Dell ThinOS 9.1 Available in Citrix Environment

Improved High Frame Rate Content Share

40.12

Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves

Provide VMWare Support for Linux clients (Supported: Ubuntu 16.04/ 18.04,eLux 6.5/6.9,IGEL OS11.04.100, not support: Dell ThinOS, HP ThinPro)

Enhanced Mute Controls and Audio Privacy

Site Administrator toggle to enable or disable hold music for the lobby

40.11

Support for Citrix with HP ThinPro 7.x- and Unicon eLux 6.9-based thin clients

(Beta) Support for Citrix with Dell Wyse ThinOS 9.1

Support for XenApp Desktop Publishing (supported Windows Server 2016, will support Windows Server 2019 in a future update.)

(Beta) Support for Video Blur and Virtual Background on Microsoft Windows-based thin clients

40.8

Support for VMware with Windows-based thin clients

Support for Citrix with IGEL, Ubuntu-, and Unicon eLux 6.5-based thin clients

Dual Monitor support

Optimization for Media Server Selection

40.7

Support for Citrix for Windows-based thin clients

Support for the Unified Webex Client

40.6.6

Release to slow channel

Dual Monitor support

General Requirements

Thin Client OS

Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix XenApp1

(Desktop Publishing)

VMware

Windows 10

40.7

40.11

40.8

Ubuntu (16.04/18.04)

40.8

40.11

40.12

Unicon eLux

40.8

40.11

40.12

IGEL

40.8

40.11

40.12

Dell Wyse

41.2.0

41.2.0

HP ThinPro OS 7.x

40.11.0

40.11.0

41.6

10ZiG Zero Clients Thin Client

41.5

41.5

1 Citrix XenApp with app publishing isn’t supported.

For more information see Requirements.

Connection Broker for the Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD)

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • VMware Horizon

  • Citrix Cloud HVD Windows

  • Virtual Desktop (Deployed on Microsoft Azure)

  • VMware Cloud HVD

Thin Client Operating System

  • Windows 8, 10

  • HP ThinPro 7.1, 7.2

  • Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04

  • Unicon eLux 6.9

  • IGEL OS 11.04

  • Dell Wyse ThinOS 9.1

  • 10ZiG

Limitations for 41.7

The Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software supports most of the Webex Meetings Desktop features, unless otherwise noted:

Webex Meetings Desktop Virtual Software doesn’t support the following:

  • Breakout room sessions

  • Parse WPAD file for proxy setting

  • Big Event (Linux thin-client)

  • Blur and virtual background (Linux thin-client)

  • Background Noise Reduction

  • Auto-upgrade of Webex Desktop Application under Citrix VDI

  • HFPS application share or desktop share is not supported on Linux OS thin-client. Low FPS share is supported.

  • Supports Share Content (desktop and apps) with Optimize for text and images, but not Optimize for motion and video

  • Local recording

  • Immersive Share (Presenter View)

  • Video hardware acceleration (Linux thin-client)

  • Annotation during desktop share

  • Remote desktop control during desktop share

For Webex Meetings Desktop App to function with the IGEL OS 11, firmware updates are required. To know which version is compatible with the version you are running see, Software Downloads.

Webex Meeting VDI supports backward compatibility: the latest Webex VDI release supports the latest Webex VDI plugin as well as four previous plugin releases (N-4).


If you are using a lower version of the plugin, but a higher version of the HVD, you will still get the feature list that is corresponding to the lower version of meeting client.

For example: If you are using a 41.4 plugin and 41.7 meeting app on the HVD, you will still get only the features of 41.4 meeting app on VDI.

Meetings Client Version (HVD)

Compatible Thin Client Plugin Versions

41.7.x

41.7x

41.6.x

(the following versions are conditionally compatible*)

41.5.2+

41.4.x

41.3.x


 

* If Support Meeting Key Digits and End-to-End Encryption v2 (E2EE)) are both off, it will be compatible with previous 41.2.x,41.3.x,41.4.x,41.5.2+. It will not be compatible with the version before 41.2. If anyone of the 2 features is ON, it will not be compatible with previous 41.2.x,41.3.x,41.4.x,41.5.2+.

41.6.x

41.6.x

(the following versions are conditionally compatible*)

41.5.2+

41.4.x

41.3.x

41.2.x


 

* If Support Meeting Key Digits and End-to-End Encryption v2 (E2EE)) are both off, it will be compatible with previous 41.2.x,41.3.x,41.4.x,41.5.2+. It will not be compatible with the version before 41.2. If anyone of the 2 features is ON, it will not be compatible with previous 41.2.x,41.3.x,41.4.x,41.5.2+.

41.5.2+

41.5.2+

41.4.0+

41.5.1

41.5.0

41.5.1

41.5.0

41.4.x

41.4.x

41.3.x

41.3.x

41.2.x

41.1.x

40.12.x

40.11.x

40.10.x

40.9.x

40.8.x

40.7.x

40.6.2+

41.2.x(Slow Channel)

41.2.x

41.1.x

40.12.x

40.11.x

40.10.x

40.9.x

40.8.x

40.7.x

40.6.2+

41.1.x

41.1.x

40.12.x

40.11.x

40.10.x

40.9.x

40.8.x

40.7.x

40.6.2+

WBS40.12.x

WBS40.12.x

WBS40.11.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.11.x

WBS40.11.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.6.2

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.6.0

WBS40.6.0

WBS40.4.0

WBS40.4.0

Open Caveats in Cisco Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software Release 41.5, 41.6, and 41.7

There are no open caveats (bugs) for this release.

Resolved Caveats in Cisco Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software Release 41.7

Bug Number

Severity

Affected Product Area

Description

CSCvy69204

3

Webex Meetings

Addressed an issue in the Webex VDI meeting, where the statistics don't show up for the VDI user.

Resolved Caveats in Cisco Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software Release 41.6

Bug Number

Severity

Affected Product Area

Description

CSCvx70073

3

Webex Meetings

Addressed an issue where user is unable to launch VDI-optimized Webex Meeting in a Windows 10 (32 bit) VMware environment.

CSCvy69204

3

Webex Meetings

Addressed an issue in the Webex VDI meeting, where the statistics don't show up for the VDI user.

Resolved Caveats in Cisco Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software Release 41.5

Bug Number

Severity

Affected Product Area

Description

CSCvx70073

3

Webex Meetings

Addressed an issue where user is unable to launch VDI-optimized Webex Meeting in a Windows 10 (32 bit) VMware environment.

CSCvx96247

3

Webex Meetings

Fixed an issue with Webex Meetings VDI (ELux) upgrade to Qt5.15 missing libxcb-image.so.0 and some other libraries on eLux 6.5.

CSCvx70398

3

Webex Meetings

Fixed an issue where the Thin Client always pops up alter message on Non-persistent VDI environment.